Tainted, chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 53 people in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lower-income countries get a lot of old stuff from the U.S. and Europe. Used cars and buses and trucks, for instance, roll onto ships to be resold at their destination.

But you'd be surprised at what might be inside these vehicles. Two photocopiers plus two TVs can typically fit in a car. A bus might carry six to nine refrigerators, two to four washing machines, 20 TVs and maybe a few DVD players. A truck might hold up to 50 refrigerators and 50 TVs.

A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias

Apr 19, 2018

A week after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, the company announced plans to close 8,000 stores across the country on May 29 for an afternoon of racial bias education.

Many people remain skeptical if such training will actually work and prevent further incidents like this, and it's not entirely known what the afternoon of training will include.

In the struggling canned goods industry, Pacific Coast Producers is a survivor, taking some 700,000 tons of fruit grown by California farmers each year and canning it for sale in supermarkets and large institutions such as hospitals.

This year the company, based in Lodi, Calif., is facing another challenge that promises to make turning a profit that much harder: President Trump's tariffs on steel imports.

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One of Donald Trump's accusers is now able to talk freely about her alleged affair with the president that ended in 2007. Karen McDougal reached a settlement yesterday with American Media, Inc., the company that owns the National Enquirer.

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CalOES To Replace Over-Excavated Soil

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April 20, 2018 — The California Office of Emergency Services took responsibility for over excavations in the burn zones.  At Wednesday’s fire recovery meeting at Eagle Peak Middle School in Redwood Valley, CalOES officials assured survivors that the state will replace excessive soil removed by contractors. One man said the excavations left a trout pond where his house used to be. Scott Ward, a former senior building inspector who currently works as a consultant in Redwood Valley, said he thought CalOES was late to the game and that the county should have forced the issue earlier.

Board of Supervisors, April 10, Mendo Recycle Plan

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April 20, 2018 — Robert Carlson, the new general manager of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority, gave a presentation on the organization’s three year plan, as well as recent changes. Carlson, who has the been the GM since September, told the board that the outfit now goes by the name Mendo Recycle, rather than the acronym MSWA, and that he has made some new hires. He also laid out plans for cleaning up illegal dump sites, and addressed the improper disposal of drugs and needles.

 

Board of Supervisors, April 10, Cannabis Items

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April 20, 2018 -- During the cannabis update at last week’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, several small growers voiced their concern that the current application system favors large growers.

April 20, 2018 —  Fire recovery came up early on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda Tuesday. During public comment, Lee Howard, of the North Coast Builders Exchange, raised a number of objections, from the format of the community recovery meetings to an increase in the payment to a consultant.

Last December, the county entered into a $50,000 contract with a Petaluma consultant named William Schurtz. Last month, his contract was extended May through June, for an additional $25,000.

 

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Caltrans has plans to replace the Albion River Bridge located on the scenic coastline in Mendocino County. It is on the Register of Historic Places and it is the last timber trestle bridge on California’s Highway 1. Many coastal residents are fighting the proposal and are working instead to preserve and restore the bridge.

 

 

Caltrans is hosting an informational meeting on the Albion River Bridge proposal to remove it Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Albion Elementary school from 6 to 7:30 pm.

 

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House Concert with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Thursday April 19, 2018 at a private home in Fort Bragg. Advance reservations required - contact me or Catherine Keegan, keegan@mcn.org for details.

Ben & Anita blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes, punctuated by songs in Gaelic and English, and accompanied by guitar and foot-percussion.

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The Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 board election and the new board members who will fill the six available seats on the nine-member board.

Two at-large seats were up for election, with seats going to the top two vote-getters.

Program Showcase

Santiago Rizzo - QUEST

Apr 19, 2018

To hear this interview with Santiago Rizzo on his film, QUEST, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2018/04/17/santiago-rizzo-quest/

QUEST, the new film by Santiago Rizzo, is autobiographical, based on his relationship with his amazing Berkeley Willard Middle School teacher and coach, Tim Moellering, and his “PROMISES NEVER BROKEN.”

It will screen at the Mendocino Film Festival on June 1 at Coast Theater (3pm) & June 2 Crown Hall (3pm).

Jenny Murray - ¡Las Sandinistas!

Apr 18, 2018
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To hear this interview with Jenny Murray - writer, director, editor of ¡Las Sandinistas! click on this link:https://forthright.media/2018/04/18/jenny-murray-las-sandinistas/

 ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! chronicles the crucial role of women combatants in Nicaragua’s successful revolution to overthrow the decades long dictatorship of the Somoza family.

Child & Family Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationwide. 

Project Sanctuary has been providing services in Mendocino County for over three decades. What began as a women's only domestic violence shelter many years ago, has evolved into a fully comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault crisis response center serving all genders and sexual orientations, with both male and female counselors, and in both Spanish and English.